I've heard a few tracks off Kisses On The Bottom now and it's just not doing it for me. Ok musically it's excellent but vocally it doesn't sound Pauls bag. Then again I don't really like this style of music. Any thoughts on the album so far?
I think those Beatle Goggles have slipped at bit there Musty ! I love Macca don`t get me wrong . But I think his days of great albums have long gone . As long as he enjoys making the albums , that is all that matters. Thats what George did . Some hit ,All Things Must Pass and some missed Extra Texture . For me Macca has`nt hit since Flowers In The Dirt . Sorry . I have the same trouble with Neil Young .
Heard a track on radio today while driving and--------welll-----not impressed----but then again havent heard the rest of it but if its anything like the song i heard (cant remember what i was) not for me josephine!!
I agree with you Mr Kitey. There's been no great albums for some years, just some great songs on each album. You draw a good comparison with Neil Young here to. There is a thread somewhere on this forum which discussed who had the better solo career John or Paul (or something like that). I still maintain that the quality of John's brief solo career in comparison to Paul's 40 year solo career was every bit as good if not better.
There is a thread somewhere on this forum which discussed who had the better solo career John or Paul (or something like that). I still maintain that the quality of John's brief solo career in comparison to Paul's 40 year solo career was every bit as good if not better.
Yes I would say that too. I shall now bore you with my er..Musical early years starring Macca and Lennon . I shall explain how the said two have , well , erm . I shall carry on It all began at the Fair 1973 when I heard Hellen Wheels . But the seeds were sown before with a mate of my brother giving me a single called Hey Jude , also having an elder brother he bought the Beatles singles in the 60s . Anyway . I put 2 and 2 together and then Band On The Run came out and that was that . Macca was God and I of course bought Beatle Albums . Bought Ram and Red Rose Speedway and Ram to this day if a big favourite album of mine . As I got older and got more spends I then got into buying Lennon solo stuff and it was like . Macca , is God , so then Lennon is God x2 You get my meaning . So Imagine (!) how I felt about Lennon when I bought John Lennon Plastic Ono ! One of the greatest albums ever ! I.M.O. A 16 year old going on 17working class lad with that as a blue print . Imagine that So like I said before Macca has never really got me knowing every word to any albums since prob Back To The Egg . Maybe it`s with age you kinda grow up and not think as Macca a god ( Frog Chrous , did`nt help ). You maybe thinking did I carry on buying Macca in those awful 80`s . Yes I did I still do , but , do I play them ? I have tried . But do I think Macca has lost his grip over me . No . I still even love and play Wild Life and it has never lost it`s earthy back to basics and it maybe Macca not at his peak but for me thats how music should be . Not to please Coffee companies or safe friendly Radio Stations . Something that Lennon never did.
Having said all that I was a Paul McCartney fan before I became a Beatles fan . I bet there is`nt many people who can say that.
Well I liked all of them equal. But then started liking John cause he was a little like me and then George cause he seemed to have the best head on his shoulders. Ringo was just around. lol Then after the breakup Paul with those damn silly love songs so I was with John, How the f*ck do you sleep at night! Then Band on the Run came out and it was well Paul has scored a TD with this and then after that back to those damn silly love songs! At least John and George's songs got your brain thinking. What have Paul's songs ever done? Just too 'girlie' for me. And I'm sure his new cd will be the same mismosh.
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Rocky, the album title is a quote from the opening song, "I'm Gonna Sit Write Down and Write Myself a Letter." It refers to the bottom of the letter.
Former Beach Boy Brian Wilson (who is two days younger than Sir Paul) released an album of Gershwin songs a few years ago. I haven't really heard this one or Paul's "Bottom," but I sampled both CDs on the Amazon site. Hate to say it, but just from the samples Brian's album sounds like the superior album, even sounding like a Beach Boys album. (To be fair, parts of Paul's CD sounded somewhat like "You Know My Name (Look Up the Number)," the middle section.)
I like the album so far (I actually just got it) It's all loving, and I wish someone would sing these things to me. Lol But I'm gonna touch up on my opinions on what everyone's said so far: Honestly, I like the songs Johnny wrote more than Paul's songs. John was more of someone like me. Like almost exactly like me. Only I'm 18 and a girl Lol But I still LOVE Paul's solo stuff. I mean, honestly, I have to, since my life kinda revolves around The Beatles. I like all of their solo stuff. I like Ringo's new album too. I think people just have to listen to the new stuff with an opened mind. It's not going to be too much like the Beatles because they all had their own input in the music. I hope Paul writes his sweet love songs for the rest of his life. He loves it, we love it, we love him. He's happy. That's just how I feel. I don't want to sound like a smart ass or anything. Everyone's entitled into their own opinion.
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Eh, John was too depressing for me and his album production always sucked,,,,to muddy. I always liked Pauls solo stuff better. I dont care about lyrics so I can throw that aspect out the window. The music itself was what I listen to and Paul wins that in spades for me.
As for 'Kisses On The Bottom', i'm still waiting for the CD to be delivered to my house, but I freaking lambasted 'My Valentine' when I first heard it. I thought it sucked to the high heavens and I badmouthed it every chance I got, but then Paul played it on the grammys and it sounded good. I dont know if i'll love it, but it wasnt as bad as I thought originally. It'll be interesting as to how I feel about the rest of the album.
I am not really excited to hear Kisses On the Bottom, but I disagree on the other things being said here! I really liked Chaos & Creation (One of Paul's best solo albums, definitely... in my opinion) and I also really loved Memory Almost Full (I had Ever Present Past on repeat for weeks)
I still can't bring myself to be excited about this new one, though.
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